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The Sustainable Flowers Podcast:

A conversation about sustainable cut flower growing and designing between two passionate Canadian  growers trying to figure it out.

Heather and Clara grow cut flowers for market on the northern edge of the Canadian Prairies.  In this podcast they discuss the issues they face and alternatives to conventional approaches that they are putting into practice or are trialing to ensure that their small-scale flower farming operations are sustainable. Looking to the past and to new technologies to learn the whys and hows, they discuss everything from peat to floral foam, Antirrhinum to Zinnias as well as their weekly adventures on their Zones 2 and 3 flower farms.

Apr 25, 2020

Mental health is as critical as physical health.  This week we have a frank discussion with Lesley Kelly of Do More Ag, a not-for profit organization "championing the mental wellbeing of all Canadian producers". 

Check out their website https://www.domore.ag/ for great resources, links, and blog to help you and your...


Apr 18, 2020

This week we are chatting about the various components we try to optimize to get the healthiest seedlings possible.

 

Our theme music was composed and performed by Heather's son Callum and audio editing was completed by the uber talented Laura Eccleston.


Apr 10, 2020

This week we had the great privilege to chat with Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, "Buglady Suzanne", a horticulture entomologist with 20 years of experience helping horticultural growers of all kinds and sizes with integrated pest management programs, with a focus on biological controls through her company Buglady...


Apr 3, 2020

This week Heather runs the show providing everything you wanted to know about 4 types of poppies that are grown for fresh cuts or dried, including the "to sear or not to sear" issue.

As we mention in the episode Louise, of Unicorn Blooms, has fabulous instructions on germinating Colibri Icelandic poppies, you can find...